The Competition Between Me and My Step Daughter

You may think that there is family tension going on, but don’t let the title fool you. Do you want to know what this post is really about? It’s about how encouraging the gifts in another releases them to do great things . . . and, as a byproduct, it can birth a special bond between you and the person you’re…

What’s it like for non-traditional mothers on Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day used to depress me. I straddled that awkward line of ‘do I count?’ when it came to identifying myself as a mom. As a natural mother, birth mother, first mother, whatever you want to call it, I didn’t know if I fit the bill for the title of mother. I carried and gave birth…

My Adoption Story: Part III

Be sure to catch up with Part I and Part II before reading this! It was a huge weight off my shoulders once my parents knew about my pregnancy. When I brought up the topic of adoption, my family was a divided house. My parents and sister were in favor, but my brother, grandmother, and…

The One You’ll Call Yours

While cooking dinner, I often watch my husband play with my son in the back garden. I love seeing them together, playing, laughing and having fun. Watching them this evening game me the idea for this post . . . There are men who will talk you in circles. They’ll make you feel special and steal…